Manon Wertenbroek

Group show “La velocità delle immagini”, Swiss Institute Rome, Photo: OKNO studio

Manon Wertenbroek (*1991, Lausanne) is a Swiss/Dutch artist who lives and works between Lausanne and Paris. In 2014, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts at the ECAL. Since then, her work has been exhibited in Milan, Paris, Amsterdam and Shanghai and has been published in several magazines such as Yet, Else, Tank, Foam and The Guardian. In 2016, her work was exhibited at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam and at the Istituto Svizzero in Rome. Her first solo exhibition was held in January 2017 at Coalmine in Winterthur.

Manon Wertenbroek, “I saw you smile yesterday”

SAA: What fosters art?

MW: Emotions and honesty.

SAA: Who is supporting you?

MW: Passion and energy, fellow artists and curators.

SAA: Must art be sellable?

MW: Not always, it depends on the work. But selling your art can be a source of income as well as a financial support for your practice.

SAA: Should art belong to the private or public and why?

MW: Art can bee seen and experienced everywhere in so many ways. Its emotional and intellectual aspects belongs to everyone and forever. Its physicality belongs to time.